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Jimmy Applegath

Jimmy is a former stay-at-home, work-from-home dad, who is now the head of long-form content at The Dad. From news to satire pieces, he curates most of the articles on our website by working with a team of awesome writers. He also dabbles in meme-making, SEO, and has contributed to some of The Dad's books and calendars. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys, LOL, just kidding - he has two energetic boys there is no spare time!

5 Kid-Themed Virtual Phys Ed Videos to Get Them Moving at Home

5 Kid Themed Virtual Physed Videos
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Virtual learning and social distancing have caused a concerning decline in the activity levels of children. So the next time your kids are taking a recess or they’ve just spent far too long watching TV, break it up with some non-sedentary screen time. Here are 5 teacher-approved physical activity videos with awesome themes that are guaranteed to put your kids in motion.

Dinosaurs

What kid isn’t seriously considering a career in paleontology? In this video, they’ll get to duck, jump, and hide from an array of massive dinosaurs. Will it get their heart rate up? You bet jur-ass it will.

Marvel Superheroes

Newsflash: kids love superheroes. This awesome workout will inspire them to move like The Avengers. Sorry DC lovers, this workout resides in the Marvel Universe – when it comes to getting your kids moving, we need to do “whatever it takes.”

Video Games

Your kids probably dig all-things Mario, so this is a great one to keep in the pipeline when they’ve been sitting around all day playing video games. It’s even hosted by a live-action Mario and he seems like a pretty fun-gi. Let’s-a-go!

Space

Outer space, spaceships, aliens – kids are fascinated by anything that’s out of this world. In this video Britt & Shawn introduce a fun mission that challenges participants to avoid asteroids, jump over craters and hide from ET.

Ninjas

Snow ninjas to be exact – and the goal is to protect the gingerbread man from them. Your kid will have to kick, punch and watch out for avalanches. Instead of throwing stars, they’ll dodge snowflakes, because it’s best to avoid a ninjury.

 

The Data: A Survey For Dads That Will Solve the Mysteries of Dadkind

The Dad Survey

Ever wondered what the ultimate dad shoe is?

Or the ideal thermostat setting in the winter?

Which way should the toilet paper roll really be put on?

Is gas or charcoal better?

How many test clicks should you perform with your tongs?

Well then, you’re not alone.

These age-old mysteries have plagued dadkind since the invention of dads, and with your help, we’re finally getting some answers.

We’re pretty sure it’ll be the most fun you’ll have filling out a survey. But if that’s not enticing enough – we’re also giving away a ton of the prizes (below) to random participants!

The future of dadkind is in your hands. Well, not really, but, just participate, will ya?!

Fill out The Dad’s survey right here.

The Dad Prizes

Our 12 Best Dad Memes of The Month

Dad Jokes Memes of the Month

Nothing is more dad than laughing at your own jokes – especially when they’re terrible and make your kids groan (even when they are super punny!) Here are our 12 favorites memes from each month of the year (Actually, as voted by you, based on Facebook engagement!)

March 2021
1. Never Trust Tech

dads stepping outside to confirm what weather app just told them
2. No Punch Backs
bed bugs in sheets, but they are beatles
3. Credit Score
what's my credit score?
4. Potty Trained
bullied by a person i had to teach to use the potty
5. Comforting
marriage advice: separate comforters
6. Shall Remain Nameless
dad forgets kids name
7. Tender Moments
kids will try chicken tenders at any restaurant
8. I’m Batman
batman mugs are better than fine china
9. Favorite Child
not supposed to say you have a favorite child
10. No Difference
before and after kids
11. Rise and Shine
kids when it's time to get up for school vs weekend
12. Edgy
cliff bar in vending machine

February 2021

1. Bless You

when you sneeze to hard
2. Waiting
when you tell your kid you would take him to the park
3. Bowels
i'm gonna do the world's longest shit
4. Hats Off
when your suddenly a hat guy out of no where
5. Salon
welcome to parenthood you do hair now
when toddlers fall you can tell them it didn't hurt
7. Repeat Offender
the one song your toddler loves on repeat
8. I See You
when your poop knows you've had a sip of coffee
9. Infamous
can you make the kids your famous mac n cheese
10. Pushing the Envelope 
the way you save envelope is weird and wrong
11. Hawk-Eye
when you're trying to have a serious conversation with your kid
12. Hobby
Wife making a quick run into hobby lobby

January 2021

1. Empty

Hand Me My Phone

2. Veterans

When you're listening to the lazer tag employee go over the rules

3. Fools

kids think growing up is cool and can't wait to get older. that's how dumb they are

4. Super

a dad's superpower is loving someone despite them being a total dick

5. Do Not Disturb

when your wife needs a break she hides under go ask dad blanket

6. Still Cool

embracing fatherhood means still trying to be cool while appreciating your daughters gifts

7. Packing

when you hear the baby crying in the night

8. Snow Glory Days

school says with remote learning we don't have snow days, unplugs router

9. Take an Inch

i hate you with every inch of my body. that's not a lot of inches

10. Affleck’d

when you're juggling remote learning, parenting, marriage, work

11. Combination

while i like all the ingredients in this meal, kid refuses to eat in a certain combination

12. Low-Res

when you install an ultra-hd smart tv to watch low-res 90s shows

December 2020

1. Griswold

Dads all Year: Who Left the Lights on? Dads in December
2. Over and Out
Things Dads Say When Getting Ready to Leave
3. Guess What?
When You Get Your Kid that Surprise Christmas Gift
4. “Cleaning”
when you walk into your kids room while they are cleaning
5. Bag it
dads love collecting wrapping paper
6. Dads Assemble!
shout out to dads getting ready to assembly christmas gifts
7. Parting Ways
leaving home depot with the wrong part
8. This Is Chaos
when you don't have a garbage bag ready for wrapping paper
9. Sleep
advice for expecting parents sleep as long as you can
10. Magic
kids holding a toy on christmas they believe is magaically from santa
11. Night and Day
front of the christmas tree vs back of the christmas tree
when a dad works for the roads department

November 2020

1. Indelible

did you get into the markers?

2. Civic Duty

remember that dude with the tricked out Civic? He's a dad now

3. Consequences

well, well, well, if it isn't the consequences of my actions

4. Son-Rise

my kid at 5am the next morning

5. Copped a Capri

who took the capri sun out of my lunchables?

6. Framed

i accidentally ate all of my wife's favorite ice cream

7. Gold

my kid's halloween candy watching me eat salad for lunch

8. Turkey Hate

turkey is disgusting change my mind

9. Rivals

your lawn just has to be better than your neighbors

10. It’s Not Butter

when yours id gone so you try your wife's shampoo

11. Hi Hungry, Remixed

Hi cringing, I'm dad and if you're lucky, one day you too can be comfy

12. Stuffed

Me on thanksgiving at 8pm

October 2020

1. Driveway Dad

Dad When Someone Uses Their Driveway

2. Dad Taxes

Trick or Treat Dad Tax

3. Singing

There is no purer art form than a kid with a bad voice singing their heart out because the world hasn't beaten them down yet

4. Automatic Doors

Me opening automatic doors at age 6 and age 32

5. Sleep

When you're tired and someone says "you should get more sleep"

6. Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping in 2020 be like

7. Dad Law

A dad of young children will stay up late after his kids are in bed no matter how tired he is

8. Music

when you excitedly share music that shaped you and your kid says it sucks

9. Dangerous

What I say: Don't do that it's dangerous. What toddler hears: Prove to me you're not a coward.

10. Treehouse

Son: will you build me a treehouse? Dad: What about knowing me your entire life makes you think I have that skill set?

11. Xboxed

Get off the Xbox, it's too violent. Now come play hangman

12. Pancakes

Kid: Dad, why do you always give us the good pancakes and eat the burnt ones yourself? Because that's what heroes do.

12 of Our Best Dad Jokes (Memes) From September

Best Memes of September

Nothing is more dad than laughing at your own jokes. Here are our 12 personal favorites from last month. (Actually as voted by you, based on Facebook engagement.)

1. Smooth

2. Delayed Reaction

3. Playtime

4. Say Her Name

5. Stylin’

6. Truth

7. Suspense

8. Smally Smalls

9. Giant

10. Great Responsibility

11. Burnt 

12. Amigos

Check out last month’s top memes here.

12 of Our Best Dad Jokes (Memes) From August

Best Jokes of August

Nothing is more dad than laughing at your own jokes. Here are our 12 personal favorites from last month. (Actually as voted by you, based on Facebook engagement.)

1. Tastes Better

2. Move it or Lose it

3. Admit it. Quit Playing Games.

4. Peek-a-poo

5. Inferno 

6. Curses

7. Hardly Working

8. Adulting

9. Guts

10. Couples Therapy

11. Dadrector’s Commentary

12. “Ahhhh” followed by “Grunt”

Check out last month’s top memes here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Month: July 2020

Best Comments of the Month

Every month we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s last month’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments:

1. Trippin’

2. Lying Gosling

3. Game Hair

4. Lettuce Laugh

5. Sneeze Power

6. Watts Up

7. Turn it Down

8. Guilt Trippin’

9. Mac Daddy

10. Twisted

Check out the previous edition of the best comments of the month here.

12 of Our Best Dad Jokes (Memes) From July

Best Dad Jokes Memes of July

Nothing is more dad than laughing at your own jokes. Here are our 12 personal favorites from last month. (Actually as voted by you, based on Facebook engagement.)

1. One Trip Only

2. Bricked

3. Driven

4. Bed Crime

5. Meme Lord

6. No Tip For You

7. Early Bird

8. Not Joking

9. Decks

10. Safe Room

11. Crime

12. Undeveloped

Check out last month’s top memes here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Month: June 2020

Best Comments of the Month

Every month we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s last month’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments:

1. Doesn’t Mince Words

2. Cursed!

3. Plot Thickens

4. Alright

5. Driving Miss Daisy

6. GOAT

7. DJ Wingman

8. Be the Dad

9. Mind the Gap

10. Dad Level 100

Check out the previous edition of the best comments of the month here.

12 of Our Best Dad Jokes (Memes) From June

Best Dad Jokes Memes June 2020

Nothing is more dad than laughing at your own jokes. Here are our 12 personal favorites from last month. (Actually as voted by you, based on Facebook engagement.)

1. Dad Tax

2. Dad Rocks

3. Grilled

4. Getting Serious

5. Vengeance 

6. Freedom

7. Proper

8. Reboot

9. Dark Ages

10. Not a Lot to Ask

11. Summer Dadding

12. Junior Millionaire 

Check out last month’s top memes here.

Meet the Dad Whose New Balances Glow When It’s Time to Mow

Scott Golz, American Lawnmower
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Meet Scott Golz. Dad. Lawnmowing enthusiast. He caught our eye when he commented on a story we did about a community lawnmowing gang. He shared an amazing photo of him proudly posing on his trusted machine, hoisting an American flag. But our community also noticed a subtle glow coming from his New Balances. We needed to find out more. Thankfully, Scott was gracious enough to share his story and some of his tips for a ballpark-esque turf.

Every superhero has an origin story, what’s yours?

My lawn mowing history began around the age of 12. My father passed away 4 years prior so I am what you would call “self-taught”. I didn’t have much technique but damn were my lines straight. The interesting thing is, I had heard stories of my father and how he could mow the lawn with one hand and drink a cup of coffee with the other. It is quite possible that I had acquired some of the raw talent he possessed.

Tell us about your lawnmowing footwear.

The New Balance sneaker – I had my daughter at the age of 32, it was maybe a couple of weeks later when I purchased my 1st pair of New Balance running shoes. I can’t say what inspired me to try on that 1st pair but I did, and haven’t looked back since. New dad instincts I’m guessing.

Lawnmowing Footwear New Balance
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I have a theory called the New Balance evolution. That 1st pair was my everyday shoe. I’d wear them to the grocery store, casual work meetings, and fun nights out on the town. When they began to lose their luster, they evolved into “work shoes”, mainly worn while doing various light-duty yard work. At this point, I purchase a new pair for everyday use. Once the new pair loses its luster, they evolve into the “work Shoes” and the old “work shoes” graduate to “Lawn Mowing Shoes”. These grass-stained soles are basically the Holy Grail of Dad footwear. I have a large assortment of grass-stained New Balance sneakers on display in my walk-in closet and the collection isn’t showing any signs of slowing. In terms of what pair I choose to wear when I mow, the sneakers basically dictate which pair will be worn on any specific day. I don’t choose the sneaker, the sneaker chooses me.

You may notice the “N” symbol on my New Balance shoes will glow at times. I compare it to the Bat-Signal. I always say “When the New Balance Glow, it’s time to mow”. I couldn’t tell you exactly when this phenomenon first occurred but I can tell you that every Dad has the ability to harness that power. It does come with time and patience. I have been a Dad now for 13 years and I would say it took a good 10 years before I experienced “The Glow”. The funny thing is… I believe it was right around the time I got my 1st riding mower. It was sitting in the garage of the new house we were putting an offer on. In my offer, I negotiated the beautiful green mower into the price of the house and the rest is history. The only thing that can diminish the glow is a rainy day. It is Dad Law that you cannot and must not mow when those blades of grass are wet.

How did becoming a dad change your mowing mindset? 

You need to teach your kids to take pride in everything they do, even mowing the lawn. I am sad to say, however, my 13-year-old daughter shows absolutely no interest in lawns, lawnmowers, or lawnmower accessories. She does say the striping looks really nice when I finish. I’ll take any compliment I can from her at this point.

Scott and Jenna Golz
Scott and Jenna (SUPPLIED)

What do you think of Robo-Mowers?

THEY’RE A JOKE. This is a major part of living the dad life. Don’t let robots take that away from you. If you want a robot to vacuum your new bamboo hardwoods, that’s acceptable.

Do you have any signature moves?

I have several signature moves. I usually pull out the 1 handed finger gun and pew-pew the next-door neighbor. Sometimes if I am having an exceptionally good mow, I whip out the double-handed finger guns and pew-pew like the wild west. Know this much, if you drive down my street, you will always get a wave no matter what. You will also see me mouth the words “who the hell is this”.

Do you have any lawnmowing rivals?

When I moved to my current house 3 years ago, my lawn was horrendous. Riddled with a cornucopia of weeds and the invasive “Nutsedge” I was a bit overwhelmed. My next-door neighbor Simon has a beautiful lawn and I decided if I get to look out at his masterpiece, he should get a masterpiece as well. I have been on a mission to be on the same level and it looks like I am almost there. I would not consider him competition, I would consider him motivation. He and his family are wonderful neighbors as well.

Between the two of us, we are the dominating forces in our neighborhood.

Ball Park Lawn Lines
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What advice do you have for up and coming lawnmowing dads?

Keep your blades high, do not under any circumstance scalp your lawn. It opens the lawn up to weeds like you’d never imagined. Get yourself on a 3 step fertilization program and do not mow when the grass is wet. Another major component to my lawn success is to mulch your clippings, do not bag. The clippings are a natural fertilizer. Aerate the lawn every so often and dethatch as well. When you have things looking good and the grass is lush, buy yourself a striping kit for the mower. This will give you those beautiful lines you see at ballparks. This is how you attain lawn domination in your neighborhood. Sticking flame decals your kid got you for Father’s day on your mower definitely scores domination points as well.

The 10 Best Comments of the Month: May 2020

Best Comments of the Month May 2020

Every month we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s last month’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments:

1. Credit Where Credit Isn’t Due

2. Get Outta Here

3. Early Birds

4. Need More Kids

5. Gives You Wings

6. The One That Got Away

7. Fire Your Boss

8. Rookie Mistake

9. Farming

10. When the New Balances Glow

Check out the previous edition of the best comments of the month here.

12 of Our Best Dad Jokes (Memes) From May

Best Dad Memes of May

Nothing is more dad than laughing at your own jokes. Here are our 12 personal favorites from last month. (Actually as voted by you, based on Facebook engagement.)

1. Hug Drug

2. Shhhhhhhh

3. Playtime

4. GOAT

5. Super

6. Shhhhhh

7. Peace Out

8. Name Game

9. Wakey, Wakey

10. Shhhhh

11. Inspirational

12. Shhhhh

Check out last month’s top memes here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Month: April 2020

Best Comments of the Month

Every month we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s last month’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments:

1. Anger Pancake

2. Stormin’

3. Drawing a Blank

4. Vasectomy Boom

5. Money is no Object

6. Pet Parents

7. Child Labor

8. Prison Break

9. Pet Parents II

10. Intelligent Life

Check out the previous edition of the best comments of the week here.
Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Science

2. Blame Game

3. Troll Level: Dad

4. Honorary, Indeed

5. Tip of the Iceberg 

6. Def

7. Good Ol’ Hockey Game

8. 3 Bad Brothers

9. Time to Move

10. Fever

Check out the previous edition of the best comments of the week here.